Insecurity worsening, we must act now, National Assembly warns

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The two chambers of the National Assembly on their resumption from a five-week recess on Tuesday reviewed the state of the nation and declared that insecurity in the country had reached an alarming level.

The House of Representatives lamented killings, kidnapping, banditry and insurgency across the country and said something must be done urgently to arrest the situation. On their part, the Peoples Democratic members in the House assessed insecurity in the country, particularly the killings in Plateau State, and concluded that the Federal Government was complacent.

The Senate expressed concern that insecurity in the country had deteriorated. It promised to pursue the community policing policy with vigour. In the last three months, there has been an upsurge in killings and kidnapping across the country, particularly in Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina and Niger states.

Besides, there have been renewed attacks by Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province on residents and troops in the North-East.

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